Columbus State rolls past W. Florida

Cigui leads Cougars to easy win against No. 8 Argos

Columbus State Athletics


COLUMBUS, Ga. Columbus State faced its stiffest competition of the season and came away with a 6-3 victory against No. 8 West Florida Sunday afternoon at the Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center.
In doubles action, West Florida's duo of Caitlyn Baines and Sheila Smiley won at first doubles 8-5 against Carolin Weikard and Milica Tomic.
No. 12 Columbus State (6-0) rebounded by taking the next two matches, also by a score of 8-5. At second doubles, Paola Cigui and Madeline Johnson took down Mariana Sonnervig and Barbara Oliveira while the third doubles tandem of Renata Paiva and Andrea Redrado bested Hannah Durham and Naomi Higa.
Cigui faced off against Oliveira and won after the Lady Argo retired at the start of the third set. The two had split the first two sets, 7-6, 3-6.
No. 36 Weikard made easy work of Baines at second singles 6-1, 6-0. Sonnervig won the tightest contest of the afternoon 7-6, 7-6 against Tomic at No. 3 singles.
Johnson got Columbus State back in the column at the No. 4 slot, defeating Smiley 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 before Olivera Jokic won the Lady Cougars' last point of the day by outlasting Naomi Higa 5-7, 6-0, 6-4.
Fernanda Amaral won at No. 6 singles for West Florida (1-3) 6-1, 6-3 against Redrado.